President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday finally visited Benue were suspected Fulani herdsmen have killed over hundred innocent Nigerians since the beginning of the year, including 73 killed on New Year Day.
The presidential jet landed at the Air Force base in the state capital Makurdi, at about 11:am.
President Buhari will during the visit pay a courtesy call on the chairman of the Benue State Council of Chiefs, Tor Tiv the fifth, Professor James Ayatse as well as hold a meeting with major stakeholders at the Benue Peoples House in Makurdi.
He is also expected to visit one of the eight displaced persons’ camps in the state.
Despite public outcry for Buhari to visit Benue following the initial murder of 73 on January 1 and 2 this year, the President had waited till this time to visit to Benue.
He had also recently visited Taraba and Plateau, where like Benue, herdsmen killings have continued unabated.
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Meanwhile, ahead of Buhari’s Monday visit, suspected herdsmen on Sunday attacked Tse Orogbo in Nyiev Council Ward, Guma LGA of Benue State, killing two police officers.
The killers were said to have confronted the policemen in a gun duel near one L.G.A primary school before killing two of the officers.